GRADUATE SERVICES AND SUPPORT ASSOCIATE, College of Arts & Sciences, Graduate
Location: BOSTON, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 0035
Reporting to the Director of Graduate Affairs, the Graduate Services and Support Associate is responsible for coordinating efforts to support the personal wellness, professional development, and academic success of all masters, MFA, and PhD students in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences through the data-based determination, strategic implementation, and creative promotion of programming and resources to meet the determined needs of a variety of student populations. This position serves as primary contact for students who seek assistance outside of their academic departments and to faculty and staff hoping to assist students in these areas. The Graduate Services and Support Associate will serve as an expert on existing services available to GRS students including those offered by on- and off-campus entities such as BU Behavioral Medicine, the Center for Career Development, the Educational Resource Center, the Howard Thurman Center, ISSO, and the Newbury Center, among many others. This position will develop and foster positive, productive partnerships with these BU offices and external agencies and will serve as primary liaison and advocate for GRS students, working to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in all our efforts. This position collaborates regularly with GRS leadership, masters and PhD admissions, individual academic departments, and student groups, including the Graduate Student Organization (GSO) and GWISE, to plan and execute co-sponsored events that align with individual missions and support the holistic wellbeing of GRS graduate students. Through participation in professional organizations and review of publications, the Graduate Student Services and Support Associate is well versed in best practices and current trends for wellness support in graduate education.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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